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Philip Larkin an Outsider Poet free pdf The main purpose of this book is to study Larkin as an outsider, and, precisely, as an existentialist outsider. Viewing him from this perspective, the reader will see that Larkin was in harmony with himself, and there is only 'one Larkin'. From the beginning, he had his own consistent existentialist views concerning life, art, society, sex, solitude, selfhood and otherness, belonging, uncertainty, self-realization, anxiety, alienation, and freedom of choice, as if all his work was just one poem, in which he meditates on those big issues that preoccupied humanity in the twentieth century. This book, analyses certain poems as early as 1934 and compares Larkin's personas to some outsider characters in modern literature, raising issues that preoccupy existentialists, such as consciousness, freedom of choice, and human knowledge. The book also questions the validity of arguments that see Larkin as a nihilistic poet, or a misanthrope, or a pessimist at least. By Analyzing the concerned poems, the book shows that Larkin neither negates life, as Nihilists do, nor he is anti - life or an enemy of the people in abstract. As regard to his passiveness, the author suggests that it emerges from the fact that he explores and uncovers the ugliness and absurdity of our existence in order to rediscover the essential values, make us aware of our reality, like many outsider writers in literature history.

About Fadhil Assultani

Fadhil Assultani - is an Iraqi poet, translator and journalist. He has lived in London since 1994, and works as head of cultural department for the daily London- based newspaper Asharqalawsat. He is also an editor- in- chief of the quarterly cultural magazine Aqwas. He has published several books of poetry and translation. Some of his poems were translated into Germany, Spanish, Kurdish, Persian and English. He has B.A. in English Language, College of Arts, University of Baghdad, and MA in Modern and Contemporary Literature, Birkbeck College, University of London. Among his collections of poetry are: Poems, Al - Nashid - Al - Nacus, Burnt by Water, and The Various Colours of the lady. His translations from English into Arabic include: Short Stories by William Trevor.The Bluest Eye, by Tony Morrison, The Wings and Other Poems, by Miroslav Holub, and Fifty Years of British Poetry (1950-2000), anthology of British poetry including fifty-six British poets among them: Dylan Thomas, Louis MacNeice, Laurence Durrell, Norman MacCaig, Hugh MacDiarmid, R. S. Thomas, Ted Hughes, Fillip Larkin, Charles Tomlinson, Seamus Heaney, Thom Gunn, Douglas Dunn, Michael Hamburger, Kathleen Raine, Andrew Motion, Brian Patten, Carol Ann Duffy, Catherine Fisher and others .Among his essays in English are: * Memory and Identity in Everest's Lara and Walcott's Omeros * Frank O'Hara: The Aesthetics of Small Things * The Poetry of R.S.Thomas: God, Mysticism, Nature and Language * Space and Place in the Poetry of Lee Harwood * Individuality and Modern System As Reflected in Kafka's The Trial and The Castle

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Author : Fadhil Assultani
Publisher : Mira Publishing House
Data Published : 15 June 2013
ISBN : 1908509058
EAN : 9781908509055
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 130 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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